A new area of Rome’s Palatine Hill has finally been opened to the public, providing a new viewing platform from the “Vigna Barberini” terrace.
The name comes from the Barberini family vineyards that would have once adorned this area of the Palatine Hill, and the terrace is situated on the part of the hill overlooking the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine.
It is the first time in history that this part of the Roman ruins of Palatine Hill has been opened, and now from the Vigne Barberini you can pass through to the Arch of Titus.
The ‘Vigne Barberini’ has been left mostly as is, and provides another little secret garden in this corner of Rome.
Access to the area has been reinforced with the rebuilding of wall that was unsafe, and no bookings are required.
It is open as part of the normal entrance fee to Palatine Hill.
A combined ticket to the Roman forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum costs nine euros.
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